Test-drive a Tesla (or Other Electric Vehicle)

Drawing of electric vehicle with plug

The university community and the public are invited to test-drive or ride in an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid at the Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Transit Building Parking Lot.

Attendees will learn about the newest EVs and can talk with EV owners and manufacturers about costs, mileage, range and perks, including a 20 percent discount on university parking fees and the EV charging stations on campus.

Employees may register here through UMass Workplace Education to get two hours of release time for a special EV overview workshop at 11 a.m. EVs and plug-in hybrids made by

BMW, Chevy, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Nissan, Tesla, VW and others will be on hand.

This event is co-sponsored by Transit Services, Parking Services, Sustainable UMass, Workplace Education and the Pioneer Valley Electric Automobile Association.